Sunday, July 22, 2018

WeWriWa: Sorry I Missed You . . . with News of My “RELEASE DATE!”



Whoops! My post didn’t get linked last week, so Weekend Writing Warriors didn’t get my news. Since good news bears repeating, I’m retreading last week’s post with added new content (kinda like a reissue!). I’m taking a short hiatus from PRINCE OF DREAMS while it’s in the hands of my BETA readers (finally!) to give the ole creative brainpan a breather, before it goes from BETA readers, to line edits, formatting, final cover proof, promotion plans . . . and before you know it, that planned summer book has an October release date! Just can’t get it through so many hands in less time. So, I’m rolling with it to announce a Release Date for the final book in my House of Terriot shapeshifter series of October 2, 2018! And to help celebrate, I’m reopening the doors to my Haunted Halloween Open House and will be participating in a spooky hop through Bewitching Books Tours! More on that later. Today, let’s get straight to the heart (or is that the heat?) of the moment with today’s excerpt from an earlier scene (and an earlier post) in PRINCE OF DREAMS.


As he strode behind the truck bed, she watched in the rearview as his outline was traced by the rear lights, desire and impatience for what she couldn’t have chafing aggressively like two raw agates in a rock polisher. By the time he got in, she’d fogged the windows with her ragged breaths. 

As he twisted to find his seat belt, Ophelia spoke his name softly, “Christopher.” 

Kip turned in question and she was on his lips in a heartbeat. As his parted in surprise, her tongue shot between them, engaging his in aggressive play. The taste of him . . . zingy sauce, dark beer and pure heaven. 

He gripped her upper arms, at first, she thought to push her away, but he drew her closer instead, dragging her toward him, lifting and twisting her body to angle her around the steering wheel, grinning into their kiss as her butt brushed the horn, startling a quick beep. Skirt tangling about the shifter knob, she freed one hand to tug it loose, so Kip could pull her across him, her knees straddling his thighs on the vinyl bench seat. They settled into a hurried, hungry lip lock. 

Delicious.
I wonder where this is going? 

While I wait anxiously for BETA news, I’m distracting myself by hyping the $0.99 Sale of my Dana Ransom contemporary romance, TOTALLY YOURS. I’ll be sharing from that close-the-the-heart (and waistline) book next week, but here’s a peek to get you started...


Happy Writing no matter where you are in your journey, fellow Warriors! October will be here before you know it!



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30 comments:

  1. Are you serious? "I wonder where this is going?" Unless you are a horrible meany (most writers are) it's into the backseat in the parking lot on Strawberry Hill.

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    1. It's a truck - no backseat . . . but they are young and nimble!

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  2. One hot snippet! Congrats on your upcoming release!

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  3. Congrats on your upcoming release! That's right around the corner!

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  4. Love the rock tumbler comparison. Congrats on finishing!

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    1. Or just beginning, depending on how you look at it!

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  5. Well then! Dramatic and I loved all the description - the scene was pretty clear despite those fogged windows LOL. Terrific excerpt!

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  6. Great snippet with wonderful imagery. Well done!

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  7. Nice- this had better be going where I think it is! :-)

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    1. And where would THAT be? I think we're both thinking in the same direction.

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  8. Love the way you've written this hot scene. Best to you always.

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  9. Wow! You steamed up my glasses with this snippet. You couldn't have picked a better release date--my birthday. Thanks, girl!

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    1. I steamed up mine writing it!! Happy early birthday!

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  10. Steamy snippet! Congrats on the release date. This better be going where I hope it is and not some old murder with a hook for a hand.

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    1. LOL, Brittany! I think we have the same GPS directions on this one.

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  11. Steamy and adorable. That butt-beep thing made me laugh and is totally accurate. Why does no one ever remember that? :D

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    1. The only time impromptu sex isn't awkward is in books!

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  12. Terrific excerpt. Warm. Very warm.

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    1. And getting warmer, warmer . . . Thanks, Elaine!

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  13. Not a lot of space for climbing over seats in most cars, but where there's a will... at least no one got elbowed in the head! Funny and sexy, always a good mix. :)

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    1. It's an old truck, so a little more wiggle room but apparently not quiiiiite enough in this case. I agree on the mixture!

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  14. Sizzling snippet! Congratulations on the October release - and not only does Diane share her birthday with the forthcoming release but so do I! :)
    (I forgot to register for this round of snippets but my post is up at https://hywelalyn.blogspot.com/2018/07/sunday-snippets-weekend-warriors_21.html )

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    1. Awesome! A two for one birthday surprise! An enchanted day to be sure.

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